Pascrell Backs Robocall Relief
Washington, July 24, 2019
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 3375, the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which passed the House of Representatives. The legislation will outlaw numerous prevalent practices by robocallers and establish new government powers to go after fraudsters. H.R. 3375 also gives phone carriers 18 months to establish rules to fight the call spoofing many robocallers use to flood Americans’ phones.
“The incessant ring of unwanted solicitations at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner, and in all moments in between has become an excruciating rite of daily life,” stated Rep. Pascrell. “Congress today is doing something about to finally give relief to all Americans from this scourge. Under the flood of corporate intrusions, we often forget that every American is entitled to live in peace without being besieged by scammers. Government can do much more to make Americans’ daily lives easier and today we are. Thanks to Chairman Pallone for moving his bill through the House. Let’s hope the McConnell Senate has the sense to take this up.”
Over four billion robocalls were placed in the United States in June 2019, with 48 billion robocalls being made in the nation in all of 2018. Rep. Pascrell is a cosponsor of the legislation passed today, which is authored by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), the chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.